Saturday, May 2, 2009

Twisted Thursday #9 Challenge - Add Dimension

I had a blast making this card! At first I was going to do something totally different but while making some inchies I came up with my current card....LOVE U 2 PIECES

  • cs - DCWV Spring Cardstock Stack
  • pp - DCWV The Stack 6
  • digital stamp - S2G's On the Road (I cut off the words & just used the worm)
  • font - SBC The 40's from
  • ribbon - American Crafts Elements
  • pencils - EK Success
  • brown pigment ink - Craft Smart
  • based on Paper Therapy's S2G TT Challenge sketch

So I tried several techniques on this card and let me tell you it took awhile to complete this sucker. Besides the obvious paper layering (one way to add dimension), I tried distressing the white cardstock the message was printed on. I'm pleased with the results considering it was my first actual attempt to try inking the edges. Another technique I tried was blending my colored pencils on the worm. The end result looks okay but I definitely learned a few things. For instance, if you're going to blend with a liquid substance don't use it on regular paper as it makes everything soggy (oops) instead use cardstock. I also used my heating gun to attempt to fix previously mentioned sogginess and almost set the paper on fire (the gun was actually SMOKING!) now I know don't hold it too close to what you're heating and don't do it for too long :-P I also got a little more experience with my craft knife as I used it to cut out figures from the pp to use as 3D yeah, curves with the knife not so much.


  1. I just love your inchies! Too cute!

  2. This is so clever!!! I love it. Thank you so much for coming out to play with us, I hope you won't be a stranger. This week we will be doing a blog hop showing off some new images for S2G and over on my blog, I will be uploading some Blog CANDY

  3. what a clever idea! love it! thanks for playing along!!! dont forget to check S2G out on May 7th...DEIDRE

  4. Hahaha! I love learning new things, too! LOL Thank goodness you didn't burn the house down in the process!! I love how you cut up your worm image and placed them all wonky - TOO CUTE!! You did a fabulous job of distressing your main image, and blending your colored pencils. Keep up the good work, and please come play with us again! Thanks so much for playing!

  5. What a cute card, glad it didn't catch fire :)

  6. This is totally adorable. Love your take on the challenge. Thanks so much for joining the blog hop. Good Luck!


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